Get Robotic with RoboCraft

Finding a decent game on Steam that’s free is nearly impossible, which is why my reaction upon finding this game was like, ”WHAAAAAT?? That’s nearly impossible! I must play this game immediately!”

At first glance, RoboCraft is just like TerraTech. You build a vehicle, add guns and destroy enemies. BUT this game’s different!  In RoboCraft there is progress system where you have to play matches against other payers/teams to earn level ups, and once you have built your perfect robot to travel the world in and wreak havoc in, you can paint it! Anything from grassy green to BLOODY RED.

RoboCraft Big thingy bot.png

You may be thinking, “can I only build cars?” NO! you can build walkers, hovercrafts, planes, helicopters, spider/scorpion mech things or even all-terrain vehicles, and paint them however you want. Personally, I chose hot neon pink for my hovercraft.

The main complain I have with this game is to do with it being free. Although that sounds pretty good, it does mean that there is a premium upgrade you can buy, which is rather upsetting because with no extra purchases this game would be a really good, and many more people would play.

You can find RoboCraft on Steam here, for the low, low price of nothing!

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TerraTech – How to begin your adventure

When first loading up the game, you may be wondering what do I do in this strange new world. Well look no further! This guide will tell you the tips and tricks to help YOU on your way to world domination!

 

Step One – Choose your name

 

Upon loading up the game you’re prompted to pick a name. This may be the toughest decision you may every have to make every in your entire life. But don’t worry! You can change your name at any time you wish. It took me a matter of hours to come up with my username. I was stuck between ‘princess of the high order’ and ‘XxX_swagmister_XxX’.

 

Step Two – Starting the game

 

To start the game, you’ve surprisingly got to click the ‘start game’ button. Once you have filled in all your desired data numbers such as the seed and world name, you will have to click another button to properly start. For real this time, promise!

 

Step Three – Falling and Crashing

 

Starting the game will cause a cut scene to play. I’ll summarize it for those who are too lazy to watch it.

“Mayday! Mayday! We are going to crash…. Blah blah blah, something about scavenge the world and thrive…… Oh no we crashed.”

See, that was easy! You just saved five seconds of your life! I wonder what you should do with that time?

 

Step 4 – The really good information part

 

Crashing will cause a blue beam to appear above you from the sky. Instructions will appear at the bottom of your screen. BUT if you want to cheat and know what to do beforehand, follow these instructions:

 

1) Add the extra block to the back of your cab

2) Add the four wheels

3) Add the gun

4) Add the drill

5) Press b to remove the build beam (Blue beam above your cab)

 

Step Five – Destroying the enemies, expand your cab and THRIVE!

 

You are now free to do what you want! You can follow the quests (advised) or you could be a rebel and do whatever you want, the choose is yours. Now be brave! Adventure forth, and thrive in the world of TerraTech!

What the Heck is TerraTech?

TerraTech is a game by Payload Studios. It’s about making vehicles, adding weapons, and brutally destroying other players!

It’s a sandbox game with randomly generated enemies, and the occasional intruder coming into your world from theirs. There’s a crafting system too, so that you can make the weapons yourself instead going out to scavenge!

To craft the weapons you need to harvest resources. They’re normally found by breaking rocks and trees with your weapons/drills and selling them to buy new cool tools and more blocks to expand your vehicles.

Terratech Resources

 

Overall this vehicle fighting game is pretty awesome, and I personally think that more people should check it out!

Terraria: Hardmode Start Guide

Once you’ve played Terraria for a while (and have beaten the Wall of Flesh) you’ll enter hardmode, which makes everything… harder. After defeating the Wall of Flesh (WoF) you get rewarded with several items, one of which will always be the ‘pwnhammer’.

With this hammer you can destroy demons altars, which, after being destroyed, trigger a message to pop up on screen. This message will either read: “Your world has been blessed with Cobalt”, or “Your world has been blessed with Palladium. After smashing a second altar, another message will pop up, either reading: “Your world has been blessed with Mythril”, or “Your world has been blessed with Orichalcum”. The third time you smash an altar, the message will either read: “Your world has been blessed with Adamantine”, or “Your world has been blessed with Titanium”. After that it just repeats the order, only spawning them in smaller quantities.

To mine each of these, you’ll need a Molten Pickaxe, which you can get by using Hellstone bars. You can use the Molten Pickaxe to mine Cobalt/Palladium ore, which you can then use to make either a drill or a pickaxe. These new tools can mine Mythril/Orichalcum.

With these new tools under your belt, you can travel down to The Underworld to get the final few ores.

Once you have collected a plentiful amount of Titanium/Adamantite, teleport back up to the surface and craft a new forge from 25 pieces of whatever new ore you just got.  With this new forge, you can finally craft new pickaxes, drills, and all the tools you’ll ever need!

Lego Dimensions: Game Review

Last Christmas, I received Lego Dimensions for the Xbox 360. At first, I thought the game was Lego’s excuse to sell over priced DLC’s but as it turns out, I was wrong!

When I first started playing, my expectations were pretty high, considering it cost £70, and £20 more for a Doctor Who DLC.

Now have beaten the game (twice), it’s still a joy to play, especially since each DLC comes with a huge world to explore, along with epic missions to earn cool stuff.

I recommend the game if you have the money for the DLC’s, and if you’re a massive fan of Lego games.

Lego Dimensions

How to Find Floating Islands in Terraria

Floating islands are one of the best parts of Terraria. They’re full of cool loot, have unique blocks to harvest, and best of all they’re floating! In the sky! That’s awesome! The only problem is, they’re pretty hard to find. Fortunately for you, this guide will help!

Method One: Water Bolt

If you’re an avid Terraria player like me, then you’ve probably beaten Skeletron and have unlocked access to the dungeon. On some of the bookcases, you can find an item called a water bolt. This weapon shoots orbs of blue energy that defy gravity and ricochet off of walls. Get one of these, and shoot it up into the sky. If the bolt returns after a minute or so, then there’s an island above you! This method can be done with other items that ricochet, but the water bolt is the easiest to find.

Method Two: Sky Bridge

A Sky Bridge is, basically, a bridge in the sky. To build one, just pile up with rope or blocks, until you reach a decent height. Now build horizontally along, left or right, until you hit a sky island. Here are the optimum heights to build to:

Small World – 125-300 tiles

Medium World – 225-400 tiles

Large World – 325-500 tiles

This method is pretty good, and almost always works, but the biggest problem is the amount of resources you’ll need. To build across the entire map, you’ll need lots of materials.

Method Three: Gravitational Potions

This is arguably the best method to find floating islands. After you’ve made the Gravitation Potion, just float around! Regularly check your minimap for corners of islands, and keep an eye on how long you have left with the potion. Falling out of the sky guarantees almost certain death, but at least it looks awesome!

 

Good luck!

 

 

How to Install Maps on Terraria (PC)

I taught myself how to download maps on Terraria, and it took me ages. This guide is going to save you the many hours it took me!

Step 1: Find the map you want to download. I recommend using this website.

Step 3: Download the map you want to your computer, and open the folder you just downloaded. Open it up and copy everything inside it.

Step 3: Open you Terraria folder and go into saves. You can find the Terraria folder here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Terraria

If you don’t have the saves folder, run terraria and create a world. Now when you open the Terraria folder, there’ll be a folder marked saves! Paste everything you copied into it and run the game.

Step 4: When you go into your worlds, you should see the name of the map you just installed. Simply open that, and there you go! Map installed!